Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe

Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe


Exciting announcement! You can now purchase Kaiju Japanese Cloth Totes from Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe! These are exclusive Kaiju Tote bags that feature Emerald straps. Each tote bag is made with 2 different Japanese fabrics and feature a magnetic snap interior pocket. These totes will make for a perfect bag to transport your favorite games & RPG accessories to and from Emerald Tavern.

Oh but it gets better…Eastern Philosophy A Kaiju Brew is now on tap! That’s right, you now can get your favorite Strong Lager, Jasmine Pearl Green Tea infused beer; to be poured over ice while you game at Emerald Tavern.

So swing by & check out all of the new Kaiju merchandise & grab yourself a Kaiju Brew while playing your favorite game & having some delicious food!

Kanpai! 🍻

Is there an Emerald Tavern Community page or group?
Our family was so excited to find yall and visit today.
Hubby and I (before kid and covid) were big gamers... we wpuld love to find a community here or other couples to play with again.
-Dice Masters

.....recently we discovered 7 world duel and are excited to try and learn new boardgames.

We welcome any other couples or groups who wpuld like to join us!!!

Our boys are 11 & 4
Precovid the 11 year old started competing with Pokémon.
Pre-vacation relaxation. Irish Coffee and Campaign writing.
Is the power back on now?
We're pleased to support local businesses like Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe. Check out the cool things they are doing in our Interview with owner Keith Hodges. https://bit.ly/342R7NC
If and when things clear up, would you guys consider showing Critical Role there? Especially the campaign 3 premiere (whenever that is).
Enjoy food and beverages, play a board game and support local with Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe.
Hey Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe, do you guys participate in Friday Night Magic? If so, do you honor the MTG Arena promos?
Beautiful day here at Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe.
Pub Club and Chai iced tea
I wanted to say thanks again (especially to Sam and Austin) for taking such good care of us tonight. Mindy Corbett and I come to Emerald for dinner on Sunday nights for a mutually beneficial exchange of food, money and friendship. There was a customer service, COVID-related situation that was handled with grace and aplomb.

Come there knowing your safety and the safety of the staff are taken seriously.
In the latest entry in our Instagram Live series, we talked to the Events Manager of Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe about the rising popularity of board games (and board game cafes, too!).
It's time to reconnect with your inner board game geek. This week on Instagram Live, we'll be talking to one of the minds behind Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe.
I heard Connor is playing Flesh and Blood and some others might be getting into it. I would love to find some peeps to play with! Anyone want to meet?
One of our favorite local spots to play games is Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe ! While their game library may still be closed they are offering curbside food pickup and you can shop for your favorite games!

Support your local retailers with curbside pickup and head to backthecomeback.com to order shirts to support local stores! Our comeback will be bigger than our setback!
⚔️Welcome, travelers!⚔️ Today we're starting our contest to win a $100 gift card to Emerald Tavern Games and Café!

Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe is a small business that provides the community a fun and safe environment for people to play games and enjoy food & drinks. During this time you can still support Emerald Tavern through ordering drink and food orders for pick-up.

Guidelines for the contest:
-All you have to do for a chance to win the 🔥$100 gift card🔥 is post a picture of your favorite board game or tabletop RPG between now and Friday, April 10th. It can be a picture of you playing the game or a picture of the box.
-Post the picture in the comment section below to be considered to win the gift card and the Gamer Rally crew will pick a random winner.
- The winner will be sent the e-gift card on Saturday morning April 11, 2020.

Feel free to like and share the post, but it is not a requirement to win the gift card. Just remember, if you participate, you're being a hero for their business! 🦸‍♂️

Games, Coffee, Beer, Spirits, Food, Fun! A unique blend of board games, hobby games, place space, gourmet coffee, tea, wine, beer and pub fare.

We offer a comfortable, fun, and friendly environment for our customers to browse and play the latest in hobby and board games. Our English Tudor themed cafe is the perfect place to toast your friends over your favorite games. Draught British (& other) beers/ciders served in a proper imperial pint. Gift Cards available online 24/7: https://squareup.com/gift/9R3M63Y78R4CC/order

We also feature demos, events, and hobby gaming related activities.


Update for Solforge Fusion! Unfortunately the release date has been pushed back a few weeks by the publishers, and we'll be moving our release event back with it! Again, as we get closer to the release, we will announce the details about our event!

More details about the delay and about the game in general can be found here:



We're letting our Fall drink out a little early! The Cardigan is Fall's Seasonal Cafe Drink! With star anise syrup, a dash of nutmeg, and a bit of orange, it will be sure to bring a warm and fuzzy feeling for the season!


A joyous Thursday to all! Here is the calendar for happenings for the month!

It's a big month for TCGs as both Solforge Fusion and the One Piece TCGs are slated to arrive this month. More details about events for them to come as we get closer to release/prerelease!


New Mimosa Patch just dropped:

While Mimosas were already on the menu at the Tavern, we're expanding on them! We are now offering Orange, Pineapple, and Cranberry Mimosas made with AquaBrew's Mermaid Bubbly. Come by and pick out your favorite!


A couple of announcements from the Tavern!

First, our kitchen hours will vary a bit this weekend. Hours as follows:

Saturday, September 3rd: 3pm-830pm
Sunday, September 4th: 11am-5pm

Second, our Dominaria Prerelease! Join us as we get the first play of the new set. For this event, we have moved the starting hours so we don't have to rush to finish playing with our brand new cards. Event start times as follows:

Friday Prerelease: 6pm
Saturday Prerelease: 12pm

We wish everyone a fun and relaxing 3 day weekend!


Dominaria United is just around the corner! The Emerald Tavern will be running prerelease events on Friday and Saturday, Sept 2nd and 3rd! Sign up is available on our website and directly on Tock!



Happy Friday! A quick announcement from the Tavern:

Starting tomorrow, Saturday the 27th, we will be temporarily offering a limited menu. We will still have a majority of the menu available in the meanwhile!

Additionally, our kitchen hours for Saturday will be 3pm-930pm, and Sunday's hours will be 11am-5pm. The hours for the store itself remain unchanged!


Wine is now available at The Emerald Tavern! Available in individual servings or bottles for the table. Wines being served include 19 Crimes, Granite Hill, Chateau Mazetier, and more!


D&D Spelljammer is here! Take your adventure to the stars with this set of three books! Regular art and alternatives art sets are available while supplies last!


Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy is in stock! This behemoth is the second edition of the 2011 classic Eclipse. Build up your galactic civilization and rule the stars! Ticket to Ride train for scale!


Announcement! The Tavern will have its kitchen hours extended on Saturday, 8/13! It will be available from open at 11AM until 930PM!


Calling all cooks! The Emerald Tavern is currently looking for line cooks because you can never have Too Many Cooks. Visit our website for more details and to apply!


This month's Indie RPG is Raccoon Sky Pirates! Build a ship out of junk and fly to the suburbs to steal the best garbage around! If being everyone's favorite masked mammal sounds like a good time to you, then sign up on our website!


Here's what's in store for August events! Sign up ahead of time on our website!

Timeline photos 07/01/2022

We've had to make some changes due to ongoing staff shortages, in order to ensure we can continue to provide an excellent experience for all our guests!
- Emerald Tavern will be closed Monday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 5. We hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!
- This does mean that Painting with a Pint will be postponed until next month.
-Our Friday Night Magic Commander games will be on hold until further notice. We'll still be here, though! If you'd like to come down and play a game, we'd love to see you.
Thank you so much for your understanding while we staff up! If you want to come work with us, please drop by the store or apply online.

Timeline photos 06/26/2022

We're adjusting our menu hours! Our full kitchen will be opening later in the day, but coffee, drinks, snacks and board games will still be available when we open at 11am.

Timeline photos 06/25/2022

It's Free RPG Day! Come by the Tavern - we'll have giveaways, one-shots, and our trusty RPG section for your perusal.


Great week for RPG lovers! See you soon 🍻


Pathfinder, Netrunner, Magic, and more! See you soon 🍻


Paint night tonight 🎨
RPG events all month 🎲
See you soon 🍻

Photos from Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe's post 06/03/2022

We are celebrating the new Commander Legends set! Sealed event TONIGHT! Sealed boxes available through Sunday. Full release next Friday. See you soon 🍻

Timeline photos 06/02/2022

Tomorrow! We're excited for the Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate prerelease. Sign up today at https://www.exploretock.com/emeraldtaverngames to reserve your seat and your prerelease pack!


Battle for Baulder’s Gate Prerelease is THIS FRIDAY!!! Plus we have TONS of great events coming up including Free RPG Day in just a few weeks. See you soon 🍻

Timeline photos 05/24/2022

Good morning, Troubleshooters! It's Indie RPG Night at the tavern. Tonight we're playing Paranoia, the most colorful future dystopian experience you will ever have. $6 admission fee includes a draft or cafe drink of your choice. Sign up at https://www.exploretock.com/emeraldtaverngames/event/343346/indie-rpg-night! Space is limited, and signup closes at ten minutes to start time. Friend Computer is waiting for you!

Timeline photos 05/23/2022

We love hosting in-store tournaments and events, introducing new people to our favorite hobbies, and building player communities.
We're committed to making these events fun, safe and enjoyable for everybody who wants to attend. Abuse, harassment, and discrimination will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
You are responsible for your conduct towards fellow players, staff members, and bystanders. If you are behaving disrespectfully, we will ask you to leave.
Emerald Tavern is for everyone - help us keep it that way!

Timeline photos 05/11/2022


Have you gotten a chance to open a Streets of New Capenna pack yet? This could be your week! ✨


Timeline photos 05/10/2022

Pathfinder Society update! We're moving tonight's game (Year of Shattered Sanctuaries, part 1) to Tuesday, May 31 at 6pm. Come join us - no preparation required, we'd love to see you! And, if you're looking for more Pathfinder 2 goodness, plan to be here on June 25 for Free RPG Day!

Timeline photos 05/05/2022

Would you like to spend your workday surrounded by games, craft beer, coffee, and delicious food? Do you wish you always had a full complement of people to play games with? Good news! Emerald Tavern is hiring! Apply online at https://www.emeraldtaverngames.com/careers/ or come by to fill out a paper application.


Kicking off the week with our monthly paint night tonight! 🎨
Great events all week, library open every day - see you soon! 💚


We have tons of great gaming events this week and beyond! See you soon! 🍻

Photos from Emerald Tavern Games and Cafe's post 04/22/2022

Not sure who to align with as you explore the Streets of New Capenna? We’ve got your back! Swipe to check out our faction guide, including some helpful tips from out staff. See you tonight for pre-release!


Will you be joining us for the New Capenna pre-release? Can’t wait for this weekend!


We have SO many great events coming up!
💾Netrunner GNK this Saturday
🏙New Capenna Pre-Release Next Weekend
☠️Indie RPG night feat. The Skeletons
See you soon! 🍻
Please note - Pathfinder Society will not take place this week, and will resume in May.


Escape the heat and come paint with us! Painting with a Pint returns tonight 🍻
Tons of great events this week. See you soon!


Toast Spring with April Showers, our monthly cocktail special! Gin, white grapefruit, twist of lemon, splash of simple syrup - the perfect Spring drink, rain or shine 🌧 ☀️
Available now 🥂


Join us tonight for ‘Monster of the Week,’ our latest selection for Indie RPG Night👻
Tickets for our next High Tea are on sale now! Be sure to book your table before they are all gone🫖
See you soon🍻

Videos (show all)

✨Events This Week✨Get out of the rain and come grab a warm drink ☕️🎲PLEASE NOTE - This month’s Painting with a Pint has ...
❄️SCHEDULE THIS WEEK❄️We now open at 11, so swing by for that last minute gift! We are closing early on Christmas Eve, c...
❄️ 🎁 HOLIDAY HOURS🎁❄️Don’t forget, we have new expanded hours just in time for the holiday season! New Year’s Eve game a...
✨EXPANDED HOURS✨We are extending our hours so we can better serve our lovely community! 🕚 Tues-Thurs 11-11 (Kitchen clos...



9012 Research Blvd, Ste C-1
Austin, TX

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 11pm
Wednesday 11am - 11pm
Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday 11am - 12am
Saturday 11am - 12am
Sunday 11am - 9pm

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